Vaccine Could Potentially Reverse Type 1 Diabetes

The most common type of diabetes among Hispanics is type 2 diabetes, but many children and young adults are often diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes. Now, scientists are about to begin testing a vaccine that may potentially reverse the symptoms of type 1 diabetes, which is great news.

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With type 1 diabetes, the body doesn’t produce insulin, which is a hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other foods into the energy you need.

The vaccine is called the Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) and when it was tested on mice, it showed to reverse the symptoms of type 1 diabetes. It was also tested on a small group of 100 humans and showed promising results.